Bitcoin Brighton launched

July 18, 2014

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Blog’s been quieter than a dying altcoin recently, time to change that. Great news – we launched bitcoinbrighton.com a few weeks back. It’s a first release to get us on the way, but is intended to act as a central post for anyone searching for a Bitcoin scene in the Brighton (UK) area. We’re looking for […]

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Dell Deal

July 18, 2014

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Wow. In case you missed it, Dell are now taking Bitcoin. That’s pretty massive.

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Farewell to Arscoin

April 8, 2014

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Ars Technica have a fascinating debrief on their deliberately-experimental foray into setting up their own altcoin, including a breakdown of blocks, miners, transactions and running costs. It’s this kind of ‘documentation’ that shows how powerful open source economics can be – the old hacker approach of playing, learning and sharing, all in order to figure […]

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High-Frequency Trading and Bitcoin

April 7, 2014

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Interesting thought – could HFT moving from markets to Bitcoin lead to the next bubble/crash? http://blog.coinmkt.com/high-frequency-trading-bitcoin/ There are certainly trading bots and arbitrage bots running on Bitcoin exchanges. Is the p2p-albeit-fairly-focused (on a few exchanges) infrastructure up to a locust invasion? Or are HFT and Bitcoin both inevitable in an algorithmic economy? Given Bitcoin’s in […]

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Brighton Bitcoin meetup 8th April

March 31, 2014

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Here we go – April “maybe a website?” Brighton Bitcoin meetup details below… WHAT: Brighton Bitcoin – for any and all interested in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, altcoin, cryptocurrencies, alt economics, money. Bring a wallet to pay with BTC, or cash to buy coins. WHEN: Tuesday 8th April, 6pm til late WHERE: Earth and Stars, Windsor […]

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Altcoin endpoint: Risk widgets and P2P HFT

March 17, 2014

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Just having an interesting discussion with Espen (see www.blocknois.es for some of his music available for Bitcoin) around the future of altcoins, and whether they’re a gimmick or not. On a related note, I’ve signed up with Donkey Koin this week, an online wallet service in beta that lets you store and trade dozens of […]

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Posted in: Altcoins, Exchanging, Opinion

Moving out of the crypto-enthusiast box

March 15, 2014

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This post from Bitcoin Magazine on what cryptocurrencies mean for everything is worth a look. It’s not necessarily anything new, but is well written and reclarifies all the questions about what makes Bitcoin exciting. What changes can we expect to see as cryptocurrency shifts in this direction? The first is a shift from hostility towards […]

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